(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

GOVERNING  BODY

MEMBERS

Mayor
12/31/2023
 
Michael O'Brien
Council President
12/31/2021
 
Borough Councilman
12/31/2021
 
Richard A. Gallo
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023
 
Bryan Keeshen
Borough Councilman
12/31/2023

Thomas J. Tvrdik
Borough Councilman
12/31/2022

Meghan Walker
Borough Councilwoman
12/31/2022
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Mayor & Borough Council

Oceanport operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Borough form is often referred to as a “weak mayor-strong council” form. The mayor retains all general law authority, presides over council meetings and can vote in the case of a tie. The mayor appoints, with the advice and consent of council, all subordinate officers of the municipality. The council is the legislative body of the Borough. All executive responsibilities not placed in the office of the Mayor by general law or the Borough law remain with the council.

The Borough Council is comprised of six members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. The Mayor is elected by the public in partisan elections for a four-year term of office.

Mayor's Message

Mayor's Message Sept/Oct 2021

 

And, just like that, summer is over. But what a summer it was for Oceanport. Early on, we were faced with an unprecedented fish kill and an equally unprecedented cleanup of 6,000 pounds of fish along our 11 miles of Shrewsbury River shoreline. Just a few days after that, over 100 volunteers gathered together and, by hand, removed so much debris from our shoreline that it ended up filling a 30 yard container. On May 31st, the Borough’s biggest Memorial Day Parade in years took place, followed by a memorial ceremony at the Borough’s new municipal complex. On June 5th, four Oceanport residents – Chris Macioch, Jeremy Julio, Bryan Zinski and John Majeski – paddleboarded thirty miles from The Marina in Oceanport to Battery Park in New York City to raise money for local charities. At about the same time, OPort Partners, LLC (a company owned by Denholtz Properties) began the first phase of its transformation and redevelopment of Parcel A on Fort Monmouth (this includes the former Commissary and PX, the Post Office are and Warehouse District) which will end up as a 26 acre mix of commercial uses, including a micro-brewery. On June 16th, the Borough of Oceanport entered the 21st century when we launched our own Facebook page and two weeks later renovations began at Maple Place School and Wolf Hill School in furtherance of the 33 million dollar referendum passed overwhelmingly by Oceanport’s residents in 2019 so that Oceanport’s schools could be transformed into 21st century learning environments.

In July, the Borough returned to “in person” Council meetings and Planning Board meetings at our new municipal building (although they can still be watched live on FIOS’s Channel 28 and via the internet through the Borough’s website).

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Upcoming Meetings

7 Oct
Mayor & Council Workshop Meeting
Date 10.07.2021 7:00 pm
21 Oct
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
10.21.2021 7:00 pm
2 Dec
16 Dec
Mayor & Council Regular Meeting
12.16.2021 7:00 pm

Budgets & Audits & Financials

MEET THE GOVERNING BODY

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Mayor
Honorable John "Jay" F. Coffey, II

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

 






 

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Council President
 Michael O'Brien

 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Finance and Administration
Member,  Public Works & Engineering
Member, Parks and Recreation

Council

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Councilman 
Richard A. Gallo

(732) 921-8482

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Works 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Planning and Development

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Council Member 
William Deerin

(908) 433-7279 

Term Expires: 12/31/2021

Committees: 
Chairman, Parks and Recreation 
Member, Health and Human Services 
Member, Public Works

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Council Member 
Bryan Keeshen

(732) 904-2545 

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Committees: 
Chairman, Public Safety 
Member, Planning and Development 
Member, Finance & Administration

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Council Member 
Thomas J. Tvrdik

(732) 804-0944

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Planning & Development 
Member, Finance & Administration
Member, Public Safety

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Council Member 
Meghan Walker

(908) 656-7115

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Committees: 
Chairman, Health & Human Services
Member, Parks & Recreation
Member, Public Safety

 
COUNCIL COMMITTEES

PUBLIC SAFETY:

Police, Fire, First Aid, OEM, Cable & Technology

 

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION:

Finance, Administration, Capital Improvement, Insurance


PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:

Planning Board, Economic Development, Ordinances, Utilities, Construction

 

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING:

Building & Grounds, Public Works, Engineering, Sanitation, Recycling

PARKS & RECREATIONS:

Parks and Recreation, Shade Tree, Seniors, Public Information, Special Events

 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:

Health Education, Coastal Drug Alliance, Flood Mitigation, Water Watch, Library, Environmental. Commission

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